We'd like to sincerely thank everyone who submitted a video for our AdvancePA video contest. Your submissions will help to educate people on the importance of community colleges in higher education and to the state. We'd also like to thank our friends from the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Education and Policy Leadership Center who helped to judge the videos. All of the video submissions can be found on our YouTube page. Congratulations to our winners! You will be contacted via email about your prizes.
FIRST PLACE: Mike, Butler County Community College
SECOND PLACE: Will, Bucks County Community College
THIRD PLACE: Sean, Community College of Philadelphia
View the Video Contest Terms and Conditions.
If you're a Pennsylvania community college student with a story to tell you have the chance to win $500!
We need your help! Community colleges need capital funding to upgrade labs, buildings and equipment used to train students like YOU for well-paying jobs. Community colleges can play a significant role in getting people trained and back to work, but we need the most up-to-date facilities to make sure students like YOU have the right skills to start work on Day 1.
You can help make the case for community colleges by telling us your story!
This year, Advance PA is asking students from Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges to submit short videos about why the commonwealth's support of community colleges is important to YOUR future.
What's at Stake?
- DID YOU KNOW that Governor Corbett recently proposed a state budget that would not allocate any new capital funds (money needed to update labs, classrooms and equipment) to the state’s 14 community colleges while the state’s 4-year colleges will enjoy significant capital increases?
- DID YOU KNOW that this will mark the 4th year that community colleges have received no additional capital support from the commonwealth?
- DID YOU KNOW that enrollment at the community colleges has increased by nearly 65,000 students since 1995? That’s enough students to open four new community colleges!
Support YOUR community college by telling Pennsylvania decision makers what a community college education means to YOU and YOUR future.
Here's How it Works:
Create your video following the listed requirements and upload it to the Advance PA contest group on YouTube using the entry form (link to entry form) by May 1, 2012
Fill out the online entry form and be sure to include: your name, your college, video title, and contact information.
- You must be a current community college student at one of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.
- Some or all of your video must be filmed on your community college campus. In addition, your video must discuss some or all of following topics:
- What your community college means to you.
- Why you decided to attend a community college.
- How your college is preparing you for the workforce.
- What you enjoy most about your college.
- What you will do once you graduate from your community college.
- What opportunities your community college has afforded to you.
- Your video must be no longer than 5 minutes in length
- Avoid profane language, violence, sex or personal attacks on people or organizations.
- Videos must be submitted to the Advance PA contest group on YouTube and accompanied by a complete entry form.
- By submitting a video, you are giving the Advance PA campaign the right to upload your video onto YouTube and use your video for other advocacy efforts.
- Students are responsible for ensuring any music or people used in their video have given their consent and approval to be featured in the student’s submission.
After the contest closes, videos will be judged to see if they present accurate information and comply with the requirements of the contest. Those videos that do not comply will be disqualified. A winner will be selected and the winning video will be the one that best tells the community college story. Winners will be notified by email on or about May 10, 2012.
- First Place: $500
- Second Place: $250
- Third Place: $100